Importance Of Informed Choice

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An informed choice is when a person has been provided with the information, guidance and support to have all aspects of a decision before making a choice and understand if there are any risks to that decision. The information given to an individual must be accurate, accessible and available when they need it. It is important that the information is factual and not opinion based so that the individual can recognise the implications or future consequences of an action before making a decision.
Informed choice assists in helping providers achieve high quality and appropriate person centred support, when staff are aware of the principles surrounding informed choice they can apply it in working environment which builds trust between the partnership